Gasang, Guinto top Pamutan Trailfest

Just this weekend, Cebu Trail Runners hold their 2nd edition of Pamutan Trailfest featuring a marathon distance along the trails of Brgy. Pamutan and nearby.


Kicks off 12 am on Sunday at Bagsakan Center Pamutan, Merson Gasang  of TAD crossed the finish line in 9 hours, 57 minutes and 5 seconds, emerged as male champion for a marathon distance. Gasang was noted lost the trail earlier in his second loop but regain the game all the way to the finish line. Along in the male podium, were John Maurice Quirol with 10:00:53, settled in  2nd place and Rhodel Sarande with  10:00:55 in 3rd place.

While female category was won by Noriebelle Guinto of Baybay City Runners (BCR) whose official time 13 hours, 10 minutes and 10 seconds was made her lead among female runners. Fe Hoffner Von Styggenein, also from BCR placed second in her time of  13:12:15 and Glee Marie Largo with 13:19:05 settled in 3rd place.

Aside from 42km distance, there were also shorter distance like 22k, 14k and 7k which started earlier on Sunday.

For the overall results, click this :

The said Pamutan Trailfest 2018 was hosted by Cebu Trail Runners, a group of trail junkies based in Cebu. The trailfest was the second from their last year’s race and expected to attract more trail runners across the country in their coming editions.


7 Elite Stories of Pamutan Trail; their stories and yours too!

Do you like trail running? Definitely you would think twice before you answer it. Some others yes, but mostly not. Trail running simply refers to mountain trails and it shares same discipline with road marathon but what is immense difference is that the superfluous effort you will engage along the whole race due to uphill and downhill route. Plus, the muddy and subtle tracks that surprises you along.

Now, let me take you to the recent trail event in Cebu. The 1st Pamutan Trail Marathon concluded last July 2 in Bagsakan Center, Pamutan, Cebu City. The said event was part of Cebu Trail Challenge Series to which all of these races will be happening later this year in Cebu ridges.

My timeline weeks ago caught my attention by some reactions of my friends, FB friends, IG follows in favour to Pamutan Trail Marathon. It was indeed a mixed shout outs, full of excitements, happiness, completions, consolations and etc.

To start with their fascinating stories and reactions lets kick it off by the “King of Pamutan Trail Marathon;




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The stories of these athletes are simply inspirational. Win or “lost” we owe a great stories and learnings from them. Cebu FAT ASS Trail Run is up, and definitely their attendance are highly regarded as yours. For more of their stories, check on their Facebook accounts and get motivated.